All Resources by Paul Tripp

The Danger of Self-Defense

Paul Tripp

A friend tells you he wants to talk to you, and when you get together, you realize that what he really wanted to do was confront you. You’re not really excited about being told bad things about yourself, but this…

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The Grace of Confession (Part 2)

Paul Tripp

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A properly functioning conscience is a grace

Many relationships travel a one-way road in the wrong direction—the direction of a hardened heart. In the early days of the relationship we’re concerned with winning the other person, being…

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The Grace of Confession (Part 1)

Paul Tripp

I often wonder how many people are stuck in their relationships in a cycle of repeating the same things over and over again. They repeat the same misunderstandings. They rehearse and re-rehearse the same arguments. They repeat the same wrongs…

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Spiritual Muscle Development

Paul Tripp
Spiritual Muscle Development

So, what happens inside of you when you are asked to wait? Is waiting, for you, a time of stengthening or weakening? Have you ever stopped to consider why God asks you to wait?  Let me point you to one…

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A Bitter Harvest?

Paul Tripp
A Bitter Harvest?

The Bible is very clear about three things:

  1. God's way is always the best way (Psalm 119:160).
  2. God's way will not always seem the best way to you (Proverb 14:12).
  3. What you plant, you will harvest (Galatians 6:7ff).

In every…

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The Shortest Distance Between Points

Paul Tripp
The Shortest Distance Between Points

Growing up, it was the source of endless entertainment. My dad was the guru of shortcuts. He lived on an endless quest for the shortest route to all of the places to which he regularly drove. He was never satisfied…

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You're Fooling Yourself

Paul Tripp
You're Fooling Yourself

There's loads of knowledge to be found, but wisdom is a rare commodity. Why? Because wisdom is one of sin's first casualties. It's hard to admit, but true none the less: sin reduces all of us to fools. And the…

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The Costume Kingdom

Paul Tripp
The Costume Kingdom

It was always one the most dramatic moments in the well-known secret agent drama. Although viewers didn’t know it, one of the Mission Impossible agents had donned a latex mask that was meant to make him look familiar and safe…

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Love Warns, Love Rebukes

Paul Tripp
Love Warns, Love Rebukes

I really wasn't very thankful and I should have been.  My mom was very consistent and persistent in doing two things with me again and again; warning and rebuke.  Again and again, as I was getting ready to leave…

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Broken Bone Hymns

Paul Tripp
Broken Bone Hymns

It’s a bit of a strange word picture, the kind that causes you to wonder and to feel just a bit uncomfortable. But it says volumes about what you need and about what it is that God is doing.

If…

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The Gracious Rescue of Surprises

Paul Tripp
The Gracious Rescue of Surprises

When you scan the biblical story you can’t help concluding that following God brings a life of surprises. Whatever plans God’s people made and however they tried to figure out God’s plans, they were constantly greeted with surprises. They faced…

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Real Lasting Rest

Paul Tripp
Real Lasting Rest

Do you ever struggle with God’s sovereignty? Do you wonder why he has ordained for you to face the things you face? Are you ever tempted to doubt his goodness or question his love? Or do you experience rest of…

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Grace: Right Here, Right Now

Paul Tripp
Grace: Right Here, Right Now

Do you understand the majesty and practicality of the grace you have been given? If you don't, in subtle and not so subtle ways, you are looking to other things to get you through. You don't need to go out…

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The Nowism of the Gospel

Paul Tripp
The Nowism of the Gospel

Jason sat in front of me with the head-down, humped-shouldered posture of a confused and disappointed man. It wasn't that Jason's life had been a sad narrative of personal suffering. Sure, he had faced some hard things, but they were…

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Ask Paul Tripp Live—May 2010

Paul Tripp

This session is only available in audio and video.

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Panel Discussion - Piper, Tripp, Kauflin, and Taylor

John Piper, Bob Kauflin, Justin Taylor, Dan Taylor, and Paul Tripp

The following is an edited transcription of a panel discussion on September 27, 2008, at the Desiring God National Conference, where the messages in this book were originally delivered. Justin Taylor’s questions are in bold.

Bob, you’re one of the

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War of Words: Getting to the Heart for God's Sake

Paul Tripp
Our lives are filled to the brim with talk. Our best and worst moments come with talking. Our lives are largely defined by speech and the war of words rages.
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